Everything Everywhere All at the Oscars 2023: Striking Red Carpet Looks


The 2023 Oscar Awards brought significant attention to Asian representation in the film industry. “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a fantastical and absurdist movie exploring Asian American familial tensions, won a total of seven awards including Best Picture. Host Jimmy Kimmel concluded the show by jokingly changing the tally of “Number of Oscars Telecasts Without Incident” from zero to one, noting the lack of slaps or similar mishaps.

Best Actress winner Michelle Yeoh, who plays the protagonist in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” attended in a white feathery Dior Haute Couture gown designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, along with diamond jewelry from Moussaieff. Being the first Asian woman to earn this accolade, Yeoh hoped to influence and empower young people to chase their dreams. Her outfit reflected her elegance however it was plain and ill-fitting. Yeoh receives a 6/10 for her look.

Making his Oscars debut, Austin Butler appeared suave and refined, donning Saint Laurent from head to toe. A Best Actor nominee for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in “Elvis,” a highlight of his outfit was his pitch-black lacquered and pointed boots, which had heels that paid tribute to Presley; the ‘king of rock and roll.’ Butler earns an 8/10, as he added exciting details to a classic tuxedo.

Lady Gaga performed a highly-anticipated live rendition of her nominated song, “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick.” Gaga walked the red carpet in a sheer bodice connected to a structured skirt by Versace, then changed into a casual T-shirt and jeans to better express the raw emotions in her solo. While her performance was stunning, both her looks were lackluster. Lady Gaga receives a 4/10 for her Oscar looks.

Joined by her husband Asser Malik, Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai came to the ceremony in a hooded Ralph Lauren gown covered with sequins. As the executive producer of “Stranger at The Gate,” which was nominated for Best Documentary Short Film, she showed support to the nominees and even kept a diary of her first time at the Oscars. Additionally her bold green and white rings tied the look together and added a pop of color to her monochromatic look. Yousafzai receives a 9/10.

Recently, model and actress Cara Delevingne revealed in a Vogue interview that she sought help in rehab for substance abuse. After committing to sobriety, she returned on the Oscars’ red carpet. Delevingne was the talk of the town after she made a spectacular entrance in a bold red Elie Saab gown. A huge ruffle on her right shoulder and a thigh-high slit added to the dramatic effect. Jewelry from Bulgari, including a three-strand necklace in the shape of a snake with an emerald eye, served as the finishing touches. Delevigne earns a 10/10 for her striking maroon gown and attention to detail.

This year’s Oscars was marked by milestones like Yeoh’s award, showcasing promising steps in Hollywood towards due representation and empowerment of traditionally marginalized groups. The ceremony’s fashion statements served as striking complements to such progress. Performing and giving speeches on the Oscars’ star-studded red carpet, celebrities got the opportunity to tell their stories and shine on an international stage.